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Beach Hopping, Road Trips, And Forest Trails: Here's What To Do In And Around Alibaug

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Alibaug is a beautiful beach town that offers a relaxing, tranquil break from city life. Clean beaches, road trips on winding roads, super delicious sea food preparations, beautiful sunsets, forts, green cover and a refreshing sea breeze make this the ideal long weekend getaway from Mumbai. For those who’re in the mood for a beach vacation (which is NOT Goa) here’s a fun plan! 

Stay In Comfortable Luxury

Cottages by the beach, sea-facing bungalows, farm-houses or resorts with private beaches, there is something for everyone here. Alibaug gives you the chance to enjoy the luxury of a beach vacation minus the hustle of Goa, and relaxing to the sounds and views of the sea and abundant greenery is one of the best experiences that make the stay in Alibaug this memorable.

Where to stay: We recommend the U Tropicana Resort & Spa, if you're looking for a boutique stay in Alibaug. Surrounded by nature, this resort is luxury in peaceful surroundings. 

Shell Out: INR 5,000 onward for U Tropicana

More Options: Paradise Resort, Radisson Blue, Bohemyan Blue and Dewdrop Retreat are some of the other popular places to stay at. 

Enjoy Yoga On The Beach

Nothing like a good workout as the town wakes up to the chirping of birds, the cry of the seagulls, and the crashing of the waves. The air is clean and fresh, and Alibaug beach is a lovely stretch of fine, clean sand, and Surya Namaskars and meditation are the ideal way to kickstart the lovely day that lies ahead! While the beach gets crowded later in the day, early mornings are tranquil enough to enjoy a yoga session here.

Where: Alibaug Beach

Price: Free

Take a Boat Trip To The Murud Janjira Fort

53 km from Alibaug lies a beautiful fort in the middle of the Arabian Sea. Approachable by boat, this is one of the strongest marine forts of India, and frequently visited by tourists. You can spend half a day here exploring the towers and turrets and secret passages. Ideal for history buffs, this makes for a great half-day trip from Alibaug.

Where: Murud Janjira Fort

Price: Boat ride fare from Alibaug to Murud from INR 30 

Go Beach Hopping

Nagaon Beach, Kashid Beach, Varsoli Beach, Akshi Beach, Mandwa Beach, Murud Beach, Kondivli Beach, Kelshi Beach, Velas Beach or Kihim Beach- take your pick from the many beaches that line this beautiful Konkan coast around Alibaug. This way you can also indulge in some road tripping! 

Recommendation: Don’t forget to stop for chai and spicy misal pav at the street-side stalls.

Price: Free

Take A Road Trip To Korlai Fort & Lighthouse

22 km from Alibaug, this fort is a Portuguese fort that is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in the region. This fort was built in 1521 AD, and is divided into 3 enclosures that contain a church, ruins and a water cistern. The lighthouse here too is worth a visit. 

Entry: INR 20 entry fee to the lighthouse. Go early in the morning and come back before 5PM

P.S: The trek up to Korlai Fort from the village is on a rugged terrain, so don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes and clothes. 

Go Parasailing

The popular beaches here provide entertainment options in the form of water sports, and a whole lot of para sailing! Alibaug and Kashid beaches provide the best para sailing experience in the region. 

Where: Alibaug & Kashid Beach

Price: INR 1,200 upwards (depends on which local group you're opting for, at the beach)

Enjoy A Forest Trail In Kanakeshwar Forest

If you love the wild, a walk through this forest is a MUST DO activity in Alibaug! The forest is gorgeous; green, dense and rich with flora and fauna. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can wander deep in to spot the wildlife too (we hear that snakes and boars are spotted pretty often).

Entry: Free

P.S: Carry an Odomos, and do not venture alone. Go with company. 

Visit Brahma Kund

20 km from Alibaug, this is a religious spot that is frequented by tourists who love history and culture and of course, Indian mythology. The kund or water tank is surrounded on all four sides by steps that lead down to the water. You'll also find a Maruti Mandir and a statue of Mirchi Baba here.

Entry: Free

Savour Delicious Seafood

No trip to Alibaug is complete without indulging in the most authentic seafood preparations. There are a lot of options to choose from, but if you’re overwhelmed or simply confused, a fish thali is always a good idea! Sanman, Suruchi, Bohemyan Blue, and Saffron, are some of the popular restaurants in Alibaug that you can head to for a tasty meal. Well, we can't wait to plan our next Alibaug getaway. What about you?

Eat At: Sanman Restaurant

Price: INR 800 for two

Visit The Native Biodiversity Garden

Did you know that Alibaug has its own biodiversity park? Well, now you do! This privately owned park is all about conserving the area's unique natural heritage and familiarizing visitors to its unique habitat. Explore the unique flora and ecosystem of the region as you explore the 17 different thematic sections of the park. Located close to Teenvira Dam, it's an educational way to spend an afternoon. You can also buy native plants to deck up your own home here.

Price: Free entry

Cylcle Along Alibaug's Beaches

If you love cycling and the active lifestyle, we can't think of a better way to spend a morning - think sunrises over the Arabian Sea and chai stops at tea stalls with the sea air for company. You can rent a bike from Alibaug Tourism by calling them up. They've got several options to choose from from basics to premium cycles.

Price: INR 600 onwards.

P.S: You'll need an ID and a deposit of INR 1,000 before you can rent a bike


Please ensure you maintain all necessary Covid-19 safety measures while heading out. Wear masks, sanitize and maintain social distance. Timings and activities may be affected by Covid-19, please check ahead.